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Lightning in High School Sports

August 30, 2016
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If you tried to listen to the Batesville/Milan football game last Friday night, you know it was interrupted by lightning.  I know the Indiana rule, and I believe it has become basically a national rule.  If lightning is observed, the field must be cleared and you must wait 30 minutes before returning to the...

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Batesville Track

August 29, 2016
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At our first football game, I was amazed to see how much the track has continued to deteriorate.  The rubber has gotten so thin on most of the track that some of the lines are barely visible.  This is the least of the problems of practicing and running on this track. Last year the...

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Class Sports Strike Again

August 26, 2016
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This is not a blog on why we should have a one-system basketball tournament.  It is another story about what the results of that IHSAA decision caused.  As you have read on my blogs before, Indiana has most of the large high school field houses in the United States.  Two of these icons will possibly be...

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Football Vacations

August 25, 2016
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Do you want to go to Australia?  If you are an alumnus from the University of California or the University of Hawaii or just a fan of these schools, you have the perfect opportunity.  They will be opening their 2016 seasons by playing in Sydney, Australia.  There is good and bad in this as...

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Kickoffs

August 24, 2016
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According to an article in the Indianapolis Star, football is moving to reduce injuries caused by the violent collisions that occur in football kickoffs.  The Pop Warner League has already eliminated kickoffs. This is the 10 and under group.  The ball is simply placed at the 35-yard line and a new series starts. In...

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

August 23, 2016
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As the 2016 Olympics came to an end, I wanted to focus on some good things, some bad things, and one ugly incident.  There were many super performances by the world’s greatest athletes.  I have already written about swimming and gymnastics, so today I want to focus on track and field. Usain Bolt is...

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New Era

August 22, 2016
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A new era in Batesville football started last Friday night.  Evan Ulery and his staff led the Bulldogs to an opening season win with the Jennings County Panthers.  After an errant pass was picked off by Jennings County and taken to the end zone for a quick 6-0 Panther lead, it was all Bulldogs...

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Recognizing Potential Stardom

August 19, 2016
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As a coach, there is something that you see in an athlete that leads you to believe you are coaching something special.  I’m sure that in the early stages of Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky a coach knew that he/she was about to witness the start of a great athletic career.  It was at...

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Near Perfection

August 18, 2016
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Have you been enjoying the Olympics on TV?  It is unbelievable that a 4’8″ teenager can soar through the air like an acrobat and still stick the landings.  Simone Biles won the all-around gymnastics title by a margin greater than ever before.  It usually comes down to tenths or hundredths of a point, but...

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Lynna Kirby

August 17, 2016
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Lynna Kirby is a well-known sprinter in the state of Indiana.  A senior at Pike High School in Indianapolis she is already a multiple state champion in high school track.  In fact, one of her earlier years in high school she won a state track meet for Pike all by herself. This summer she won 3...

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9:00 am South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am
South Decatur Elementary School has introduced a new fundraising program called My School Color Run. The My School Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fundraising. Rather than sell goods, the program aims to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to instill a life-long healthy way of living. On Sept. 3, at 9 a.m., the students, staff, and community of South Decatur Elementary School will walk, jog, and run their way toward a healthier life while raising funds for the PTO’s Playground Revitalization Project. The color run will be held at South Decatur Jr-Sr High School, and will be open to the public. This is an untimed fun run. Participants will pass through four color stations throughout the course and end with a massive color toss at the My Color Run Post-Race Party. Participants will be treated to refreshments, music, and fun following the run. Interested participants of all ages can register by visiting www.SouthDecaturMSCR.eventbrite.com, or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event. Registration is $25 for adults 13 and older, and $20 for kids 12 and under. A family of five gets a discount at $20 per person. Pre-registration is[...]